HOLA… you’ve made it to HUMP DAY! So a number of you have asked exactly how do you strengthen your hips…and what does that mean? Well overall it means a lot of working on balance, hips, thighs, butt…you know that whole region happens to be connected? Crazy right?
Here are pics of the exercsies I am doing EVERY DAY! It takes like 15-30 minutes depending on how dedicated I am being. I have to say that they must be working because I am able to do more without pain.
First you do just the pictured lunge, then you do it while reaching your arms towards the knee that is moving, then you doing is reaching your arms towards the non-moving knee. After that gets better you add weights…OYE.
After each of these I also do what’s called a reach back…it’s hard to describe. But largely it involves reaching your leg backwards across your body and tapping an object you have placed there.
Seriously if it says Omega 3 on the packaging it gets my attention…but then I have to look at everything else to make sure the whole product is really worth eating. Honest Food bars fit that bill for me.. roughly 210 calories and filled with ALL Natural ingredients…man I can pronouce all of it that just makes me happy. It means my body will know what to do with that food when it arrives!
Yesterday I checked out the CranLemon zest as I mentioned and this maybe one of my new go to’s before my AM workout. It’s big enough to be filling and with all the right ingredients to give me energy.
Ok so on to the freakout….people how in the flibergibet am I going to run a marathon by May 31? I was feeling good but tired when I finished up 5 miles the other day and I know my PT says that I should be 100% in a few more weeks, but I am so far behind a training schedule.
I’m hoping that the Olathe 1/2 marathon this weekend will help to restore my confidence but right now I’m completely freaked out. I don’t even know if I can walk 26 miles…this is very frustrating since I was cruising along and doing so well…agh. Oh well, you know this too shall pass and this journey is why I took up running. I get to learn again each day how far I can push.
ALL RIGHT THAT WAS MY PITY PARTY!! To celebrate…seriously I will get my Goodie Bag giveaway posted, but today is CRAZY busy so you’ll have to wait a bit longer. I swear it’s worth it though…just think of all the goodies I’ve reviewed lately.
Don’t forget to checkout the Online Shoes $100 gift card giveaway.
And this great giveaway http://graduatemeghann.com/2009/04/01/happy-april-1st/
I am grateful no one is going to play any April Fools day jokes on me
I am grateful for meetings that make a day fly by
I am grateful for interesting things to work on
I am grateful for a fun new hair color
I am grateful to find packages waiting when I get home